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Jewish graves vandalized in northern Germany

The Local · 6 Sep 2012, 08:18

Published: 06 Sep 2012 08:18 GMT+02:00

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The attackers also daubed slogans in blue paint including "Shit Jews" and the Nazi rallying cry "Sieg Heil" on the exterior walls of the graveyard in the early hours of Monday morning.

"We are tracking one suspect in particular. There was probably a group with him but I cannot say for sure," a police spokeswoman told news agency AFP.

Last week, a rabbi was beaten in broad daylight on a Berlin street by four youths who also threatened to kill his young daughter. Police suspect the assailants were of Arab origin.

The attack, which sent shock waves through the country's 200,000-strong Jewish community and made international headlines, came amid a bitter debate over a recent court ruling declaring that religious circumcision as practiced by Jews and Muslims amounted to grievous bodily harm.

Last year, 30 Jewish gravestones were desecrated in the western city of Essen on the night of April 20, Adolf Hitler's birthday.

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Three men aged 18 to 20 were arrested, according to a Berlin-based group fighting hate crimes, the Amadeu Antonio Foundation.


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09:24 September 6, 2012 by Hell low Kitty
I think I'll start out in solidarity and will at the weekend in Rostock,

and spray on Protestant and Catholic Cemeteries the Star of David on some Grave Stones.

Also reversed like the Swastikas.
10:27 September 6, 2012 by TheWonderer
HOW stupid these folks are can be seen by the fact that they cannot even draw the swastica correctly... To stupid to wave from the bus but spoil a whole region's reputation.

Twenty years ago, I overheard an old lady telling a young neo-nazi: "There would not have been any such guys as you under your so admired "Fuehrer" - you guys would have been in a work-camp instead, ddoing hard labor. Think about that!" - The youngster was quite puzzled.

@ Hell low Kitty: Don't go down on their niveau... Keep your standards.

10:57 September 6, 2012 by Hell low Kitty

"@ Hell low Kitty: Don't go down on their niveau... Keep your standards."

Ok ! I think you've persuaded me.

I do it after the worship service on Sunday, I mean on Monday?
11:25 September 6, 2012 by mos101392
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11:45 September 6, 2012 by tedesco

80%? Wow... That's quite a number. Anything to back it or just typical bullshit?
11:58 September 6, 2012 by Hell low Kitty

Do just mean eastern Germany or the whole eastern Europe?

When I put these words in Google;

"jewish cemeteries warsaw poland + nazi symbols "

I get a couple examples on the first page.



March 20.2012 Try your self please ! and try it with different eastern Countries

aswell .
13:56 September 6, 2012 by ITAMAR

nothing new under the sun, it was, it is and probably it will be , all kind of attacks on Jews or what left from them in Europe,all European countries from west to east and from south to north are involved some less and some more,

Naturaly when it happened in Germany the Echo is biggerbut it happens elsewhere as well.

I do not think it has to do with the circumcision debate because it happened long ago before, what are the reasons? religion -they do not believe in Christ and they are guilty in his death,Economical-they are all rich and controll the world,Political-they are communists they are responsabile to the middle east problems ,Racist-they are inferiore race,

or they are fascists ecc
14:18 September 6, 2012 by Hell low Kitty
TAMAR something to remember !!

Thursday 22 March 2012

A gunman has shot dead a teacher and three children at a Jewish school in the French city of Toulouse.

Merah is blamed for the shooting murders of three schoolchildren and a rabbi at a Jewish school in Toulouse, and for gunning down three soldiers in Toulouse and nearby Montauban. He has called himself an al-Qaida fighter and declared he would have killed more people given the chance..

Racist-they are inferiore race,or they are fascists ecc---Better think twice !!!
14:21 September 6, 2012 by acserv
The vandals can't be very smart, the swastikas are painted backwards on the grave stones.
15:33 September 6, 2012 by raandy
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17:02 September 6, 2012 by mos101392

First let me say as an American whos lived in Germany over 25 yrs, I was here the day they flooded through the gates and know there is a night and day difference in the instance of racial attacks.

But here are a couple cases in just last 2 yrs,


And then there were the 3 from Thuringen who shot and killed 9 Turks, 1 Greek, 2 police officers...they were from the east.

I've been told by other former east germans that most are nazis and they informed me on that percentage.

Just some more "bullshit" for you to read. Now maybe you can find some of your own bullshit to prove me wrong.
17:26 September 6, 2012 by Kennneth Ingle
There can be no excuse for such damage in cemeteries, whatever the religion of those who have passed on. Although it is true that Jews are not exactly welcome neighbours in Europe, due to their speakers (for example Frau Knobloch), it is not very likely that Nazis or their sympathisers are responsible for this problem.

The graves shown in these pictures have swastikas which are not painted in the manner which the Nazis use. A Nazi swastika is drawn in a clockwise direction, not to the left as was used by the Celts. The chances are, that either children or possibly somebody trying to put the blame on to Neo-Nazis, are behind this action.
17:29 September 6, 2012 by HungarianAmerican1975
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17:48 September 6, 2012 by tedesco

I GET that there are many far-right stupid people on eastern Germany and eastern countries (God bless communism!).

But my question was: 80%? I REALLY don't think so. I've been many many times in eastern Germany and the people I met weren't exactly nazi material.

So, I'm not saying that there isn't (or that there are less than in the west). Just saying that your 80% is bullshit. :)
19:48 September 6, 2012 by ITAMAR

If your brain would have transplanted in a bird it would have flown retrograde....

So you declare that the Jews dissacred their own cemeteries in Poland and Chech republic in order to keep Holocaust memory,...

well it is amazing how much evil,stupidness mixed with racism.are concentrated in one person.


idiot yes or not it is a question who said it,specialy neo nazies and racists are not to count as human being,but the truth hits and nobody like to hear it,specialy not the perptuares of these acts.

hell low kitty

the attacks on Jews in Europe come from two sources:

Neo Nazies with the very old Hiler Ideas like Hungarian.

Moslems who are extremists and yes attack the west and the Jews as well
21:46 September 6, 2012 by vonSchwerin
These Ossi neo-Nazis think they are so tough and manly, sticking up for the Fatherland by attacking Jewish sites. But vandalizing the unprotected graves of defenceless dead people is just about as cowardly as it gets.

If these blokes are so tough and so heroic, let's see them pick a fight with the plainclothes security guards outside a German synagogue. Or maybe the Mossad guards outside the Israeli embassy. I'm sure that would go well.
22:26 September 6, 2012 by gm13
The true meaning of this ancient symbol taken from a kundalini yoga book. "Swastika is a Sanskrit word meaning "well-being" or "good fortune". The symbol itself is also known as the Sun Wheel, and has been used as a mystical symbol since pre-historic times. The positive form of this symbol revolves in a counter-clockwise manner and means "toward God". The negative form revolves in a clockwise manner and means "away from God". The negative form was adopted by the Nazis, and to the Western mind, both forms have come to symbolize evil and ill-will. This is unfortunate because the positive form of this symbol has great power to uplift and purify."
00:05 September 7, 2012 by TRJ
@HungarianAmerican- referring to you as a xenophobe for your comments at theLocal is like saying the sun rises in the East. It is absolute truth. You seem to be under the mistaken impression that your bald-faced anti-semitism is somehow welcome in this forum.

As a Hungarian you descend from what the nutjob Hitler would have referred to as polluted Slav bloodlines. So I guess you should feel grateful the nazis and their nutty theories of superiority with which you have somehow adopted kinship actually lost the war.

Keep in mind, the only kind of person who would denigrate a whole people/ethnicity/culture are weak insecure and frightened feeble-minded types usually racked with self-loathing. So HungarianAmerican, I pity you. And I hope that you one day see the light that the world is a better place with Jews than without. Lose the resentment and try standing on the side of righteousness. It feels pretty good. And I promise you that you would be welcomed into the fold.
01:38 September 7, 2012 by Onlythetruth
These nazis are merely cowards. Defacing graves are about as low as it gets. These dead enders are simply digging their own graves.
02:34 September 7, 2012 by Hell low Kitty
@TRJ True,true but....

I understand what you mean,but when i read something about a superiority Race,i will remind you that other Countries had this thoughts too.Hitlers Book"Mein Kampf"was partly influenced by these Guys.

Have you ever heard about Joseph Arthur Comte de Gobineau (Fra1816 - 1882) Earnest Albert Hooton (US 1887-1954),Theodore Lothrop Stoddard (US 1883 -1950),Houston Stewart Chamberlain (UK 1855 - 1927),Madison Grant (US 1865 - 1937),Reginald Ruggles Gates (Can 1882 - 1962),Joseph Deniker (Fra1852 - 1918),Carleton Stevens Coon, (US 1904 - 1981),Giuseppe Sergi (It 1841­1936),Charles Benedict Davenport (US 1866 - 1944),Morris Steggerda (US 1900 -1950)

Cecil Rhodes (1853 - 1902)wanted to expand the British Empire because he believed that the Anglo-Saxon race was destined to greatness. In his last will and testament, Rhodes said of the British, "I contend that we are the first race in the world and that the more of the world we inhabit the better it is for the human race.And "God's Chosen People"sounds also a little bit racist.

Don`t get me wrong, but i hope you understand what i try to say.
09:46 September 7, 2012 by zeddriver
@hell low kitty

Good post.

After doing a wiki on all these idiots. They seem to have a common link between them. A vast majority of them were what we in America call. "professional students" Where one obtains one diploma after another and never can decide what they really want to do. Again a vast majority having spent most of their lives in school. Then became teachers (mostly Anthropology or zoology) at universities. That sure explains a lot about the radical we know better than you what's best for you types that said professors produce in their classes. As most professors nor professional students haven't really lived nor worked in "the real world" And have lived their lives vicariously thru theoretical ideals from books. Which is not necessarily a totally bad thing provided one does not go overboard.
16:04 September 7, 2012 by radical.islamist
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17:15 September 7, 2012 by zeddriver
@ radical-islamist

I'm quite sure the nazi's hate you just as much as they hate the Jewish. And the Eugenics bunch in hell low kitty's post would also consider you inferior to the Nordic master race they worship. And would advocate your sterilization. But as you seem to ascribe to "the enemy of my enemy is now my friend" crowd. I suggest that you try and find a nazi meeting and go there to show your solidarity. Be sure to take your prayer rug along. As someone will need it to carry what's left of you out.
18:48 September 7, 2012 by radical.islamist

"And the Eugenics bunch in hell low kitty's post would also consider you inferior to the Nordic master race they worship"

Yes , My dear trash , I know . I'm a geneticist and I know a lot about them and their theories !

e.g. They laugh at Russian , Serbian and other eastern european ones coz in nordic supermacy theory , Slavs , Spaniards , etc are inferiors ( I dont tell you the exact name because I'm afraid of being blocked )

The most important thing you need to know is that I do NOT care and do NOT think about them at all.

This is my philosophy

the enemy of my enemy is cool ( NOT friend ) till the time he doesn't enter in our affairs , doesn't kill our people , don't bomb houses to kill children ( Fanatic Cowards! ) , don't invade our lands to teach us how to live , to steal our resources , to , ..... )

Yes, A radical Islamist will also kill ALL infidels ( kinda " religious inferiors " ) in Islamic lands coz they don't belong to their class and They would if they had enough power ! Seeing North Waziristan in Pakistan?

Yes, public Islamism is a voice that Says " We are tired of being raped ( culturally , lands , etc ) "

This time when you are telling your son a story in bed , don't tell about the past !

Tell him about the future and the final crusade ( around 2100 I guess )

We'll meet soon in hell , bro !

Greeting from the RAPED lands , radical.islamist
19:30 September 7, 2012 by zeddriver

Rather interesting.

While I don't profess to being an expert on the middle east. I surely would have preferred that world leaders in the past leave the middle east alone. I suppose in my simplistic way of looking at things. I wonder how it came to be so off kilter in the middle east. Again. In a simplistic way. I see (outside of the Israel issue) That when oil was discovered in the middle east. The folks of the middle east had a great opportunity to flourish economically. But one issue kept popping up. And that was the tribal infighting within the middle east created a rather unstable environment for the production of oil. And of course to try and create more stability. Western Europe installed their cronies to try and

artificially establish a stable government. And it didn't work.

Am I real far off base.
19:43 September 7, 2012 by ITAMAR
radical islamist

we do not have nothing against people who believe in Islam .

every religion must be respected as far as its members are not involved in terrorist acts.

If you bless these people you probably belong to the criminal people which with peacefull religion have nothing to do.

People of your sort must be put in Germany out of the law,and I am sure the government there do its duty as in other European countries.

Israel showed in the past that these terrorists are endly reached and pay for their acts.
20:32 September 7, 2012 by radical.islamist

"But one issue kept popping up. And that was the tribal infighting within the middle east created a rather unstable environment for the production of oil"

Arguing with kids is only a waste of time.Keep dreaming! I won't care anymore


And you?
21:49 September 7, 2012 by zeddriver

I was only trying to keep it simple. In reality. I don't like the fact that the treaty of Versailles after WWI did two things. It sought to punish Germany for WWI which set up the start of WWII. And it (the Europeans not the USA) arbitrarily redrew the boundaries and started new countries out of the ottoman empire thinking it would create the stability that I mentioned before. And a lot of people don't realize this. The USA very much opposed the treaty of Versailles due to the fact that we saw it as a destabilizing element in Europe and the middle east and would lead to WWII. It was only after WWII that the USA stumbled into the middle east when Britain threw up it's hands and pulled out. I guess we thought we could try and stabilize things. OPPS! Boy were we wrong.
03:51 September 8, 2012 by Hell low Kitty

Maybe you should sometimes deal with the racism of Islam.

The rape of the African Continent by Islam and slavery under the Islam.Or the so called "White Gold"wich means europeans in slavery.Your holy Koran allows this fact clearly.I know if its in the koran,it can`t be a crime,yea,yea,we know yor double standards

And who's raping whom probably just recognize when you see how many people have immigrated to Europe from islamic countries,must be something wrong with your umma i guess.

But I think we do not have to necessarily wait until 2100 in order to clarify the relationships,when I look at the actions of some muslims in Europe and their opinions.
09:02 September 8, 2012 by ITAMAR
radical islamist


I do agree with you in one point that the western countries have an huge interest in the oil fields in the middle east ,but this interest is mutual the oil producing countries in the Persian golf want to sell and the west wants to buy.

"arguing with kid ....is a wast of time...and you..."

well I am not a kid ,I am married and got children and I took part in 1973 war with Eygpt, 1982 war in Lebanon,the second Lebanon war in 2006, Gazza war 2008,I lost many friends but I will defend my country again if it is neccessary.
10:32 September 8, 2012 by dr.makni49
Sad saga but unfortunately the fodder to fuel such sacrilegious acts grows in abundance on the planet. Only if 'the people who matter' cared enough. It has become really difficult to judge whom to agree with and whom not to agree with. People are tuned to the responses that are relection of spectrum of violence immediately arround them.

Bad news is that polarization in the world is increasing dramatically because global politics has gone tragically interests oriented, parochial as well a cruel that dose not see the larger interest of mankind...an unfortunate conclusion.
10:48 September 9, 2012 by ajavrik
common feature in the war agains the jews:

at night,preferably by gang,from the back,better against elderly or child.theese are brave ones.

the cowwards-the graveyards.

very emaginative.

coyotts,gaydamaks,fedayuuns etc....
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